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Our mission is to incite change in the lives of individuals through literacy. Our overall aim is to inspire, encourage, build up, and motivate people through various genres of creative literary expression.

Melody Joy Texada Featured

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Thanks so much for your participation in our #Gifted4greatness Book Drive Scholarship Fundraiser in honor of Melody Joy Texada.

Through the combination of book sales and personal contributions, we were able to gift Melody $300, a Biz Kidz t-shirt, and other items for her enjoyment.

This opportunity to come together and spotlight this special young lady was truly a blessing.

Thank you for upholding our theme of God, Family, and Community by putting your love in action!

On behalf of Melody's mother, the DeeClare Publishing staff and the I Am a Biz Kid team, we extend our personal note of thanks.

 

 

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Entrepreneur Diane Gant-Hamilton: Lady Dy Impressions Featured

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We would like to introduce a classy lady with a unique sense of style, a love for fashion, and an eye for timeless couture, Diane Gant-Hamilton, known as Lady Dy. Motivated by her dream to own her own business, she turned what she loves into an entrepreneurial venture.

 

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Audra Carson: De-Tread Featured

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There’s something very unique that happens when you meet extraordinary people. Audra Carson and I crossed paths a few years ago and have been inserted into each other’s journeys from that point forward. As we encourage creativity and greatness, I am honored to be “Sistars” (her word) with a young lady whose dream is surely manifesting into reality. It’s a privilege to know Ms. Carson, our entrepreneur spotlight and real-life Biz Kid!

 

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Entrepreneur Feature: Danita Matthews

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Our Entrepreneur Spotlight is Danita Matthews, Founder and CEO of Chelsea B Spaceuticals.

Her company was born after several attempts to  find commercial items to cleanse and moisturize her young daughter's skin. She began mixing shea butter and other emollient-rich oils with essential oils, and ultimately created this family-friendly...

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Child Entrepreneur: William Huddleston

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Our Child Entrepreneur is William Huddleston, Executive Officer of Cookies by William.

Cookies by WILLIAM was developed by William Huddleston of Southfield, MI. He set out to bake cookies one evening with his mom and little did she know that he would be delivering the cookies to his neighbors.  After a couple of days went by, he wanted to bake more and this time he included an invoice in the Ziploc bag with his cookies...

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Young Adult Entrepreneur: Alison Jones

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Our Young Adult Entrepreneur is Alison Jones, Executive Coach of Uplifted Talent and Productions. 

Alison Jones is a newly established business owner. Just this year, she put her hand to the work of birthing the vision for UTAP. Uplifted Talent and Productions is an acting studio where new and seasoned actors are trained on how to be better actors on stage and on camera! These courses and workshops will follow an intense curriculum ranging from how to prepare for an audition all the way to increasing your chances of staying booked on a project.

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Male Entrepreneur: Randel Battle

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Our Male Entrepreneur is Randel Battle, President and CEO of M27 Promotions.

M27 promotions include, but are not limited to stage plays, books, new talent, authors and concerts. M27 also hosts fundraising venues and markets events by securing funding from major sponsors.

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Renata Thomas

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Our village spotlight is Renata Thomas, a gifted young teen with a myriad of talents she is sharing with the world. I have the unique pleasure of knowing Renata. She is from my home town, Jersey City and a part of the congregation where I grew, Monumental Baptist Church also in Jersey City. I expect to see and hear nothing but good things from this young lady. We need to continue to uplift and encourage our young people and cover them in prayer.

Congratulations Renata!

Also, an honorable mention to Mr. Troy Ridley, a family member and teacher, who has been instrumental in mentoring and guiding Renata in pursuing her passions.

This article is shared from the Jersey Journal dated September 25, 2014. The credits are listed in the details below. 

Article excerpt: Renata Thomas, 13, is an 8th grader at PS #41 Martin Center for the Arts and is a recording artist, an accomplished orator and critical thinker about the issues facing youth. Troy Ridley, her teacher and mentor said, "she is the type of student Jersey City should be proud to acknowledge because of her hard work and dedication.

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Hope Hollinsworth-Coaxum

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In keeping with our theme of the village, It is my pleasure to spotlight this amazing visionary, Hope T. Hollinsworth Coaxum. We met intially when she inquired about some of our design services for her second novel and have been sister-friends and business associates ever since.  I am so blessed by her testimonies of overcoming and willingness to reach out and reach back and help others overcome.

Hope is really a remarkable young woman who hosts a broad range of talents and interests. She wears all of her multiple hats quite well, woman, wife, mother, activist, author, playwright, director, employer, publisher, just to name a few. 

She is active in her local church and community, and spearheads many outreach initiatives in the Yonkers area. 

We want to thank her for allowing us to spotlight her. I pray that her sharing will spill over into the lives of others, that they too may be inspired.

Where there's a need for hope, is where you'll find Hope. 

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Brittany Thomas

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Brittany Thomas, 16 year old sophomore at McNair Academic High School is headed to Harvard for college science courses this summer. She is taking steps towards becoming a biomedical engineer, inspired by a story in a magazine about an African American female who is a stem cell researcher. In that moment Brittany knew that with hard work and dedication...

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